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Steven Cortese

Design Director


Steven provides inspirational design leadership across the practice and working with a team of design architects, develops an architectural language that is unique and appropriate for each project’s context.

Passionate about design, Steven specialises in environmentally sustainable design and believes that through intelligent design we can reduce operational costs and produce greener buildings. Steven encourages collaboration at every level between clients, staff and consultants, and works towards design solutions that balance time, cost and quality.

Steven studied Architecture at Melbourne University, he is current Chair of the Newman College Building Committee and a member of the Newman College Council (a co-educational residential College affiliated with the University of Melbourne).

Steven has led and designed numerous projects and he gets inspiration from the creativity of Alvar Aalto and Oscar Niemeyer, his favourite building is the Sydney Opera House.